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-old jessica ridgeway never made it to her fifth grade classroom. the only clue, her school bag found six miles away. as police search door-to-door, in a town under the microscope. her family speaks out for the first time. and abc's clayton sandell has the latest from colorado. >> reporter: this is 10-year-old jessica ridgeway, horsing around a few months ago with a home video camera and the family dog. >> that's the camera. see? >> reporter: tonight, the video has a special urgency. it was released by colorado police because jessica is missing. and today, for the first time, her parents are speaking out. >> it's the worst thing i've ever been through. >> reporter: the fifth grader vanished last friday, while walking the short distance between her home and her elementary school. >> you don't hear anything. and then, you get the pit in your stomach that you don't want any parent -- any parent to ever experience in their whole entire life. >> reporter: late this afternoon, the fbi searched jessica's home, removing boxes headed for an evidence lab. sources tell "nightline" the family consented to
. >> reporter: three days since 10-year-old jessica ridgeway vanished. today the first real clue. police recovered a backpack and water bottle they believe might be jessica's about six miles from where she vanished. >> we want the community to keep the faith in we're going to find jessica. >> reporter: today new teams of scent dogs combed her westminster, colorado, neighborhood. jessica's mother sarah last saw her daughter friday as she walked to school but she never arrived. the school called home but her mother works overnights and says she was asleep missing the call. by the time she discovered jessica missing, eight crucial hours had passed. to give you an idea of the neighborhood jessica's house is right over there and this is about the point where her mother would have last seen her and as you can see it's only three houses from the park where jessica was supposed to pete with her friends meaning if she was taken here, it happened in a very short distance and in a very narrow window of time. over the weekend, more than 800 volunteers scoured trails and hillsides, but found no trace
news now" -- a tragic turn. a bo is found just a few miles from where jessica ridgeway disappeared. >> and sources now tell abc news they have reason to believe it is that of the little girl. it is thursday, october 11th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >>> good thursday morning, i'm sunny hostin. >> i'm john muller. rob and paula are on assignment. 10-year-old jessica vanished last friday on her way to school. much more on the discovery of the body and what investigators are telling abc news. >> such a sad story. >> so sad. >>> first, the other stories we are following this half-hour. a huge nighten t ein the race f president. vice presidential candidates plan to go head-to-headen a debate the obama administration hopes can turn the tide for its campaign. >>> also this half-hour we'll introduce you to a woman who the sky is the limit. martha raddatz, and the first female fighter pilot. how she paved the way for a new generation. >> one of my favorites of the day. so cool. >> later from newspapers to television now to the big screen. charlie brown and snoopy
for jessica rodriguez, last seen leaving for school yesterday morning. she never arrived. clayt clayton sandell is on this story. clayton? >> reporter: good morning to you, dan. 50 police officers, including the fbi, are search right now, overnight using bloodhounds in temperatures that near freezing. and no sign of jessica. a desperate search under way for a 10-year-old last seen nearly 24 hours a ago. the last time anybody saw jessica was 8:30 friday morning. she left to walk three blocks to meet friends for a walk to school. a route she did every day. but she never got there. when jessica didn't show up for class, the school called her home. but jessica's mother, who works the overnight shift was asleep. she didn't get the message. that delayed her calling police for nearly eight hours. >> when we start with a delay as substantial as this, the distance she could have wandered even on her own, it just gets huge. >> reporter: police say jessica's weather, who lives out of state, is in a custody battle with jessica's mother. they do not believe jessica can with him. but are not ruling a
been following the jessica ridgeway case from the start. and has the latest on the tragic turn from westminster, colorado. >> reporter: late wednesday night, police announced a body had been found near a park in the denver suburb of or vanna. at this point, they won't a officially confirm it is 10-year-old jessica ridgeway. but multiple sources tell abc news, they believe it is the girl's body. positive identification may take several days. the fifth grader was last seen friday morning as she headed out to her short walk to school. over the weekend, her bacack was discovered six miamis away. wednesday's discovery came just hours after police cleared jessica's parents as suspects. >> after thoroughly looking at the parents, we're confident they're not involved in the disappearance of jessica ridgeway. the focus shifts to an unknown suspect, as we think she was abducted. >> reporter: now, the police focus is on finding a suspect and identifying the body. and for the family and friends of the girl with the blonde hair and the pink aeropurple glasses, who loved math and gym class, their
a park that is not far from where jessica ridgway last week.ed last the body has not been identified but investigators to t is her body. the discovery came just hours after jessica's parents were cleared as suspects. after thoroughly looking at e confident, we ar they are not involved in the of jessicace ridgway. the focus shifts to an unknown think she was abducted. >> the search is continuing and are gathering evidence the crime scene. rescue crews in florida are search a collapsed g garage looking for victims. the collapse happened yesterday at miami dade college west. three people have died, including the man that was m the wreckage overnight. eight others remain in the hospital. >> it is do or die time for four different teams on the road in the world series. today could be one of the best of baseball in a lifetime. comes after a pretty impressive night last night in york where they put on a clinic, a ninth run home run t the orioles. that put the game into extra innings. then another harmon to win it in e 12th. in oakland, coco crisp ends the with a walk off single. all four ga
. the body was found a few miles from where jessica ridgeway disappeared on her way to school last friday. the body has not yet been positively ideinvestigators believe it is jessica. she was kidnapped and her parents were not involved, say police. dramatic video of an early morning rescue in florida. crews were able to free a construction worker who had been trapped in rubble more than 12 hours. a parking garage collapsed. the man is listed in critical condition this morning. the five-story garage was under construction when it collapsed. two workers were injured. they expect to find another body in the rubble. another big story we are following, the national made history with their first home playoff game on wednesday. if they don't win today, they will be history. >> the st. louis cardinals are one victory away from moving on throug. so the nationals have to win today. tim brant explains what went wrong yesterday. >> the nationals should be rocking again this afternoon at the ballpark for a game 4 in the best of five series with the cardinals. yesterday the defending champions went aft
, a body found. a grim discovery in the haunting case of what happened to 10-year-old jessica ridgeway. police ruling out her parents as suspects. and now, a manhunt is on for a killer. >>> 30 days ago, i'll walk through these doors and i'm going home. i'm going home. >> homecoming. a huge milestone for robin on her road to recovery. finally leaving the hospital after weeks of grueling treatment. her doctors, friends and family cheer her on. and we have her message for everyone this morning. ♪ hey, hey oh, you feel it now ♪ ♪ amen, amen >> going home now. >> woo. >>> and how is that for a start to the morning? [ applause ] wow. amen. amen, robin. we are so happy for you. everyone on team robin, so thrilled that you are finally home, waking up this morning, after so many weeks in the hospital. we're going to talk to robin's doctor, in just a little bit. we see the fist-pumps up in the air. we're going to learn about the next steps in robin's journey. >> he's back. she's back and tweeting, folks. there's no place like home. praise god from whom all blessings flow. thank you. and bl
10-year-old colorado girl featured right here. jessica ridgeway vanished without a trace while heading to school three days ago. today, police got their first real clue. they found her backpack and a water bottle 12 miles from where she vanished. still no sign of jessica 800 volunteers scoured trails and hill sides. jessica's parents are going through a divorce and aren't speaking publicly but police say they are cooperating with this investigation. >> there was a huge brawl that broke out between two wedding parties in philadelphia. and the chaos was caught on tape. authorities say up to 100 people were involved in the fight which took place at a hotel bar in the city of brotherly love. dozens of police officers were called in to try to restore order. the uncle of one of the brides suffered a heart attack and died. at least three people were arrested. it's not clear what started that fight. >> some parts of our area will experience temperatures in the 30's overnight. >> meteorologist back on how long the [ male announcer ] c
colorado 10-year-old, jessica ridgeway, who vanished on her way to school five days ago. her mother appears in public for the first time. >>> supersonic skydive. he jumps from a balloon at the edge of space. the pressure so low, if it suit fails, he'll blow up. what makes him do it? >>> and cramming backstage for a star turn like he's never done before, our special "gma" guest host. rob lowe, joining team robin this morning. and he's been practicing. >> it can't be that hard. stephanopoulos does it. good morning, america. >>> rob lowe getting inside my head right there. he's inside my office this morning. making himself at home. studying up. oh. we are going to have some fun this morning. he is so game. it's going to be great. good morning, everybody. robin's recovering from her bone marrow transplant. great to have amy robach here. >> thank you so much. >>> dramatic turn in the race for the white house. mitt romney pulls into the lead in the latest poll. they had him behind eight points in mid-september. coming off his big debate win. and both president obama and mitt romney head to the cr
are zeroing in on an area where they found 10-year-old jessica ridgeway's backpack. clayton sandell is covering that recovery. >> reporter: good morning to you. police are going through that backpack. it is a major clue and the first promising lead in a case that has so far investigators stumped. >> we've been looking for a lead and this possibly is that. >> reporter: police swooped in on this denver subdivision sunday after a man e-mailed his neighbors about a backpack and water bottle he found on the sidewalk. >> he wrote an e-mail that said there's property that has the name of jessica ridgeway. 20 minutes after he received that, he received an e-mail that said this may be the missing girl. >> reporter: officers immediately shut down this neighborhood six miles from where jessica disappeared. >> he believes the backpack to be jessica's. >> reporter: jessica's mother sarah said she last saw her friday morning walking. when jessica didn't show up for school, the staff called her mom, sarah said she was sleeping after working the graveyard shift and didn't get the call. by the time
and no major leads, either. police released more photos and this home video of jessica ridgeway, hoping to give the public a better look at her. the fifth grader vanished on her way to school friday. and yesterday, her parents made an emotional plea for her safe return. meanwhile, the fbi is considering whether jessica's disappearance may be linked to the sexual assault of an 11-year-old girl in wyoming. >>> the deadly meningitis outbreak has claimed another life, with the latest victim announced in florida overnight. that brings the total death toll to 12. at least 119 people in 10 states have come down with the deadly but noncontagious form of the disease. the rare case of fungal meningitis has been tied to contaminated steroid shots made by a specialty pharmacy in massachusetts. >>> the tsa says it is standing by the way a terminally ill passenger was treated by its agents. michelle, who is dying of leukemia, was traveling to hawaii, for perhaps the final trip of her life. she called ahead to make sure there would be no problem since she has a feeding tube these days. but agents at the seatt
on her way to school, speak out for the first time, as fbi agents swoop in on jessica ridgeway's home. dogs scouring the backyard for new clues. >>> developing now. a prostitution scandal rocking the tourist town of tenenbaum. a zuma fitness instructor is charged and a trove of videotapes. everyone there is bracing as police prepare to release her client list. >>> 50 cents, please. >> good grief. >> he's a good man, that charlie brown. so popular, he's headed back to the big screen with snoopy, lucy, linus and all his pals. why even's on their feet for "peanuts" right now. >>> and good morning, everyone. it may be raining outside. but that music puts you in such a great mood, doesn't it? >> brings me back. >> it sure does president gre. great to have you here. amy robach. robin is recovering from her transplant. >>> big ralls for both candidates in the battleground state of ohio. and this morning, polls continue to show a surge for mitt romney. >> and listen to this story. it outraged me and everyone here all morning long. a young, 14-year-old girl. she inspired so many as a symbol of
of jessica ridgeway. the colorado girl disappeared a weak ago on her way to school, a body believed to be hers has been found. experts say the suspect most likely a male, may have unexplaned absences from work or may have just changed his appearance, with a kind of car that he drives. >>> the number of deaths from that meningitis outbreak continues to rise. 14 people have now died. and about 170 others have gotten sec after receiving the tainted steroid shots. federal health officials have tracked 12,000 of the roughly 14,000 people who have received the shots. doctors are warning that patients will need to keep watch for symptoms of the deadly infection for a few more months. >>> frightening. >>> no secret that the u.s. postal service has been bleeding red ink for years. so, they really shouldn't be surprised at all that postal rates are going up again. starting, are you surprised really? >> stunned. >> i know you are not. starting january 27th, the price of a first-class stamp increases to 46 cents. rates on shipping services like prior female are also going up by 4%. you write a
in suburban denver say they found jessica's backpack six miles from where she was supposed to be. >>> and new findings out this morning highlight a serious danger for children with autism. wandering away finds it's very common. a study published in the journal of ped yattics show that half the children with autism had wandered after the age of 4. some of the children nearly missed getting hit by a car. >>> and pressure is building on nascar this morning to improve the safety of its tracks after a major crash this weekend. 25 cars were involved in a pileup after the race's leader tried to block a long line of traffic. >> going in the middle and can't get over. >> reporter: the biggest wreck in recent nascar memory, sparked by leader tony stewart on the very last lap. a twisting mass of metal, smoke and flame, some of the best drivers in the world in the chaos as cars can spin and splatter across the track. >> nascar will check the video. >> reporter: nascar veterans like jeff gordon and dale earnhardt jr. clearly upset after the race. >> that clearly is bumper cars at, you know, almost 200 mil
about a 10-year-old girl, jessica ridgeway who vanished in colorado. late tonight, two law enforcement sources have told abc news, investigators have reason to believe they have found her
more photos and this home video, hoping to give the public a better look at jessica ridgeway. the 5th grader never made it to school last friday. her mother works the night shift. she said she was sleeping and didn't get the voice mail from the school for eight hours. yesterday she made an emotional plea for her daughter's return. >> it is not ever, ever anything i want ever, any parent to go through. and i never would have thought that i would have had to. but we are a strong family, so i know we will get through this. >> jessica's father was also there saying they would never stop looking for her. meanwhile, the fbi is trying to determine whether jessica's disappearance is linked to the sexual assault of an 11-year-old girl in wyoming. >>> this morning we are learning dramatic new details about last month's attack in libya that killed u.s. ambassador chris stevens and three other americans, all of this taking place ahead of a major congressional hearing set for later today. the state department says several groups of men lost a sustained assault without warning armed with machine gu
where she was last seen friday. the backpack contained a water bottle with jessica's name on it. she's in the middle of a custody battle between her father in missouri and her mother in colorado. >> you hope there is no link, but we have seen this kind of story before. >>> a incredible finish at the nascar race. all of it happened on the final lap, in fact. tony stewart making the move to keep the lead but he touched off a 25-car pileup, and stewart's car went airborne and other drivers including dale earnhardt junior were steamed. >> nobody is sensible enough to realize how ridiculous that was. is that ridiculous that all those cars got torn up and everybody is hoe hupl, no big deal, but it's not already. >> the drivers were all okay, incredibly so and tony stewart took the blame for the crash. and the daytona 500 winner ended up winning at tal tkaeuga. wow. >>> the eastern part of the country, bugs have been over ran by stink bugs. if you squash them, they really do stink if you crush them. and they eat pretty much everything in sight. >> oh, man, imagine that. >> i would rather ha
where 10-year-old jessica ritz way disappeared on her way to school last week. the discovery came hours after police said they believed she was kidnapped and that her parents were not involved at. >> we expect to learn what caused the death of the panda cub at the national zoo later this morning. john gonzalez is at the zoo right now where results should be released today. >> zookeeper's and veterinarians now know exactly what killed this new panda cub at the national zoo. they will reveal their findings later this morning. we will give you for the first time pictures of mother mei xiang as she returns to the yard for visitors to see her. her behavior is slowly returning back to normal. the first couple days after the surprising death she was not eating and was cradling a toy. a necropsy found an abnormal liver and food in the abdomen. this was devastating news for the staff and thousands of fans and visitors. the death came a week after the surprise birth. later this morning after the press conference, scientists may touch on the future plans and if they plan to artificially inseminate
in arizona on friday. police avenue clue in the search missing a 10-year-old colorado girl. jessica was last seen friday as walked to a parked amid classmates before school. a backpack was found sunday on a sidewalk 6 miles from her home. likely linked to her. it has led investigators to expand their search. 800 volunteers spent the weekend scarring the trails and hillsides. between twoawl wedding parties in philadelphia camera.ht on take a look. this was crazy. at least 100 people were in a fight that took place at a hotel bar. dozens of officers were called out, hoping to restore order. uncle of one of the brides had a heart attack and died. some were arrested and several taken to an emergency room. it's not clear what started the fight. >> unbelievable. gas prices are unbelievable in california, at an all-time high. average gallon of regular in is $4.66. much higher and some california gas stations. in long beach, one station had at $6.65 a gallon. california experiencing this because of a temporary reduction in supply. governor jerry brown has ordered w the wintero allo sold earlier than
. >>> investigators in colorado are asking for the public's help in finding the suspect in the kidnapping of jessica ridgeway. what is believed to be the little girl's body was discovered not far from where she disappeared just a week ago. positive identification has been made more difficult by the fact that parts of the body are missing. >>> and the first suit has now been filed in the deadly meningitis outbreak. a minnesota woman who may have gotten the tainted steroids is suing the drugmaker. the death toll has risen to 14. and officials fear it could go even higher. there's now 170 confirmed cases. federal health experts are warning people who have gotten those shots that they should be on the lockout for symptoms over the next couple of months. >>> the nobel peace prize will be announced in the next hour in oslo, norway. experts say there's not a clear favorite this year. some oddsmakers believe it will go to a russian human rights group, an afghan women's rights activist or an american scholar whose writings influenced the pro-democracy movement in the arab world. stay tuned for that announcem
-old jessica ridgeway has been found. vanishing on her way to school. will local cell phone tours help investigator get their suspect? >>> harry the hero, the prince on the front lines of a war zone. fighting on enemy taliban fighters to save the lives of wounded soldiers. ♪ it's been a hard day's night >>> it's tiring to be a toddler, times two. watch these boys take on their dinner plates. spaghetti versus sleep. can you guess who wins? >>> and happy friday, everyone. i've not seen that video before. that's very funny stuff. as you all know, robin is at home, recovering from her bone marrow transplant. great to have amy here. what a debate. i'm calling it the thursday night fight. real clashes. real differences. the early polls show a split decision. we're hearing a whole lot of praise for our friend and colleague, martha raddatz. she was the moderator last night from abc news. there he is, front and center. >> martha raddatz for president, right? vice president biden really brought the fight to the debate. calling ryan's statements a bunch of mularkey and a bunch of stuff. we're g
for jessica ridgeway. vanished on her way off to school friday a backpack believed to belong to her was found six miles away. hundred of volunteers have been assisting in the search. >>> major change in american religious life. for the first time in history, the u.s. does not have a protestant majority according to a study released overnight. among the reasons, a growing number of american whose say they have no preligion. one in five say they do not belong to a religion. interesting peek into the spiritual state of the nation. >> first time dropped below 50%. if you are a nondenominational christian and don't associate yourself as protestant which i would say i am protestant. i go to nondenominational church. you don't fall into the protestant category. christians who are nondenoms, isn't a protestant. >> in an election year, through the political prism. the study fond americans with no religion support, abortion rights and gay marriage at a higher rate than the u.s. public at large and most of the people tend to vote democratic as well. you wonder if the increase in nonreligious folks, iden
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